Public Notice

The Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 court will be conducting remote court during the Corona virus pandemic. You can access the court’s docket at the JP & County Court Calendar.

  • Select Judicial Officer in the Search By field then choose Kerbow, James the Judicial Officer.
  • Set your date range and click the Search button.
  • At the scheduled time, you can watch court live on YouTube.

Public Notice

As Denton County offices begin to re-open, Texas Justice Courts are still under Supreme Court order to only hear essential needs cases until June 1st (unless extended by the Supreme Court). Essential needs cases include: Writs of Re-Entry, Writs of Restoration, Repair and Remedy cases and Emergency Detention Hearings. Due to this limited scope and to protect the health and safety of court staff and the public, the Denton County Justices of the Peace offices will be available by appointment only through May 29th. All civil cases can be filed electronically using EFILE TEXAS to file your own petition or Texas Guide and File to create and file your petition online. Criminal cases can also be handled electronically (unless the defendant is 16 years old or younger). Contact the respective court if you need information to take care of your citation, need to schedule an appointment to file an essential needs case or have any other questions.

Public Notice

In response to the ongoing Disaster Declaration and in an attempt to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 Virus the Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 is urging parties to utilize the Civil E-Filing option provided through EFILE TEXAS when possible. The link may be found on the Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Website or by visiting

Additionally a self-help filing system may be located at:

If you have any questions, please contact us at and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Judge James Kerbow & Staff

We are now accepting Credit Cards / Debit Cards for all transactions. There will be a 2.75% transaction fee.

Self-Help Resources

Texas law requires the clerk of each court to make available to pro se litigants (persons representing themselves in court) information on self-help resources. The Texas Office of Court Administration has compiled many resources of interest and assistance to pro se litigants.

The Texas Judicial Branch also maintains a website for self-represented litigants.

Pro se litigants may visit the Texas Law Help website for information about different areas of law and links to forms that may be helpful in justice court proceedings.

The Texas State Law Library contains a wealth of information.   

Justice of the Peace Precinct 3

Justice of the Peace James Kerbow



The Honorable James Kerbow 
Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 3
Professional and Service Information

Precinct 3 Government Center
400 North Valley Parkway
Suite 2012
Lewisville, TX 75067-3530
(972) 434-4750
(972) 434-4751 (Fax)
Mon – Thurs   8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday             8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WARNING:  Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.